Varnish is a data caching platform, which is sometimes called an HTTP reverse proxy. It’s a website accelerator tool that can increase the speed of a site by up to 1000 percent, based on its content. Every time a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server when the visitor accesses it again. In this way, the browser request from the visitor is not processed by the server and the web page will load substantially faster, since Varnish can deliver data many times faster than any server software. The end result is a considerably faster loading website, which leads to an improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual website, the data that Varnish keeps in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not see outdated info.

Varnish in Cloud Website Hosting

You can use Varnish’s full potential and accelerate the loading speed of your websites irrespective of the cloud website hosting package that you’ve selected and you can activate and set up the platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the easy-to-work-with interface offered by our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. During the process, you will be able to choose two different things – how many sites will use the Varnish platform, i.e. the number of instances, and how much information will be cached, i.e. the amount of memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not tied to the number of instances, so you can order more instances and less memory and the other way around. In case you have plenty of content on a particular site and you receive plenty of website visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider using a dedicated IP address for the Internet sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will offer you easy one-click buttons for disabling or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for checking comprehensive system logs.

Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting

The Varnish content caching platform is part of the standard set of services that you’ll obtain in case you choose to host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account. You can activate it for any of your sites via our advanced Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The default amount of memory that the Varnish platform can use to cache data is 64 MB, but in case you decide that you want more, you can upgrade this amount of memory from the Control Panel’s Upgrades section. You can also upgrade the Varnish instances, in other words – the number of the Internet sites that can use this platform simultaneously. Since these two things aren’t tied to each other, you can use a couple of websites with the default amount of memory or you can order more memory in increments of 32 MB and use all of it for one single site. Varnish works best when you set a dedicated IP for the Internet sites that utilize its power. Hepsia will provide you with an easy way of restarting any instance. Also, you’ll be able to delete the cached files with just one click of the mouse.

Varnish in VPS

You can take full advantage of the workload balancing potential of Varnish with all our VPS packages if you pick Hepsia as your Control Panel. The caching platform is offered by default and the memory that it will be able to utilize to cache the content of your websites depends upon the specific VPS package that you’ve picked, but even with the lower-end plans, you’ll have at least several hundred megabytes of system memory at your disposal exclusively for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient enough to enhance the work of multiple Internet sites. It’ll take a little time for you to detect the results, as Varnish caches the content that visitors browse, but shortly thereafter you will notice the significantly less load on the Virtual Private Server and the increased site browsing speed. The Varnish caching platform will permit you to use a less powerful package for websites that would usually need a more costly web hosting service.

Varnish in Dedicated Hosting

You can use Varnish in order to accelerate any website that’s hosted on a dedicated server with us when the Hepsia Control Panel is pre-installed on it. Not only will you get the caching platform ready for use at no extra fee, but you’ll also have total control over it via Hepsia’s easy-to-navigate graphical interface. It will take only one single click of the mouse to start or delete an instance or to delete the cached content associated with any website that’s using the Varnish platform and in case you’re more practiced, you can also see the platform’s logs. Varnish comes with at least 3 gigabytes of system memory for data caching purposes, so even if you host many Internet sites on your server and they all use the Varnish platform, the improvement in their performance will be obvious. You will just need to wait for a while until Varnish caches whatever pages the website visitors browse on their end. The platform works best if the Internet sites use a dedicated IP address, but considering the fact that our dedicated servers include 3 free-of-charge IPs, you will have all that you need.